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Six Mile Post Newspaper Staff Positions

Paid and Volunteer for 2013-2014 School Year

Positions are available for energetic, responsible students with good computer skills who work well with others and want to become more involved in college life, learn work-related skills, build an impressive resume and be part of a winning team.



(Some newspaper or yearbook experience would be helpful but is not required.)

Editor-in-chief (1) and Managing Editors (3)

The editor-in-chief oversees the print and online SMP and will receive approx. $3,100 per academic year. The managing editors will each receive approx. $2900 per academic year. The editor-in-chief and managing editors will work with content and layout and design for the print publication and with the outline publication. Each managing editor will specialize in one of these areas: sports, online, design and graphics. Applicants must have the following qualifications: (1) Excellent computer skills and good basic writing skills (2) Free time in the afternoons and an additional 9 nights fall semester and 12 nights spring semester to work on page layout, and (3) A minimum 2.2 GPA for returning students and a minimum 9-10 hr. per semester course load.

Assistant Online Editor

The assistant online editor is responsible for posting each scheduled online issue. He or she will also monitor online activity at the SMP website, post submitted comments, post photo slide shows and videos as needed, and work toward improving the design and interactivity of the SMP website. The assistant online editor will receive approx. $675 per academic year.

Chief Photographer

The chief photographer coordinates photo staff assignments, keeps track of photo supplies and equipment, takes photos, and files permission slips. He or she also prepares the photos for use in the newspaper by processing digital images and scanning photographs. The chief photographer archives digital images and helps prepare additional photos and videos for online posting. The chief photographer will receive approx. $1,500 per academic year.

Advertising  Manager

The advertising manager coordinates ad sales, designs ads, coordinates ad layout, handles billing, and keeps office records. The advertising manager receives a base salary of approx. $800 per academic year plus up to 25 percent commission on collected ad revenue.

Assistant Ad Manager

The assistant ad manager is based at the Cartersville Campus and helps sell ads in the Cartersville area. The assistant ad manager receives 15-25 percent commission on ads personally sold.

Ad Salespeople

The ad salespeople are paid a 15 percent commission on collected revenue for ads personally sold.


The following positions are unpaid but offer a chance to be involved in an important college activity, to gain valuable work-related experience, and to enhance a resume: News Writers, Feature Writers, Sport Writers, Photographers, and Artists (cartoonists/illustrators/graphic designers).


Students interested in any of these positions should submit an application by going to (see “Staff Application” under “Links” on the lower right side of screen). Applications will be accepted through the beginning of fall semester, but paid positions may be filled earlier as qualified applicants become available.  Questions may be directed to Dr. K. Kemper, SMP Adviser, Humanities Division (706-368-7626 or 1-800-332-2406).                                                                               



Summer 2013  

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